A Russian visa is required to live and perform missionary work in Russia. Humanitarian visas are issued for religious purposes or missionary programs, charity events and organizations, or humanitarian relief.
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Russia, with at least two adjacent blank passport pages available for Russian visa stamps. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Russian visas.
Russia Visa Application Form:
Original Russia visa application completed online, printed and signed, plus one copy.
New York: For multiple entry requests two original signed applications, plus one copy, are required.
- You must have the visa invitation information or obtain it from your inviting organization before you can complete the application form.
- You must save the Application ID and remember the password in case you need to make any changes or corrections to the application.
- When asked to select the location where you will be applying for your visa choose “Visa Application Center ILS (city)”.
Improperly completed Russian visa application forms will delay the processing of your visa.The Consulate of Russia requires a visa application be completed according to strict guidelines. Make sure your documentation is accurately prepared by making use of Document Preparation Service. After placing your order, you will receive an Application Kit which includes an optional form where you can provide simple answers. If you choose this service a Specialist will work with you to ensure the required documents are prepared according to government and consular requirements. Once your application form is complete, we will return it to you via a secure and encrypted email for your signature, keeping your personal information safe. p>
One recent 1 3/8 x 1 3/4 inch passport style photograph - head and shoulders, face forward, neutral expression, in color, and with a plain/white background. The applicant should not wear glasses in the photo unless the photo in the original passport includes glasses. Photos with glasses must not have glare or reflection in the lenses.
An original official invitation or visa approval notification issued by the Federal Migration Service in Russia and provided by host/sponsor in Russia.
Applicants Under the Age of 18:
For accompanying children the Russian visa application form can be completed and signed by a parent. In the case where a minor child's Russia visa application is being submitted separately from the parents' Russia visa applications, a photocopy of the child's birth certificate and the parents' passport information page and an original signed letter from at least one parent must be included authorizing the Russian Consulate to issue the Russian visa and explaining who the minor will be traveling with to Russia. Accompanying family members must submit HIV test results, including minor children 6 months or older.New York: A photocopy of a minor's birth certificate and copies of both parents' passport information page is required even if traveling together with parents.
Proof of Sufficient Funds:
Houston: If the traveler is applying for a 3 year multiple entry visa, the following are required: - Applicant's bank statement
- Statement from employer regarding applicant's wages
- Copy of health insurance valid in Russia, also for US citizens
- Documents regarding applicant's ownership of property in the country of his citizenship
- A certificate on the makeup of the applicant's family.
Country of Origin:
Former citizens of the USSR or the Russian Federation must submit documentation confirming they are no longer citizens of the Russian Federation. such as "Visa to Israel", or stamp in their passport saying that they left for "permanent residence abroad" before February, 06 1992, or an official document certifying their Russian citizenship was renounced.
Former citizens of the USSR must provide only one of the following:
Register your trip with the US Embassy:
The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.
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